I found this discussion on www.studentdoctor.net
I thought you all might find it interesting, and even entertaining in some places:
May 23, '04
I've never sat down and systematically b****ed about all the female doctors. Individual doctors yes, though usually after some altercation, but not an analysis of all the doctors on rotation. As a rule, I find female doctors more often listen as though I have a clue about the patient, although there are - of course - exceptions on both sides.
It's fascinating to sit in on a discussion I would normally never be privy to - I'm almost (almost!) tempted to get my MD so that I can see what kind of impression of nurses their lecturers etc give them. I have thought about it, and I meet the entrance criteria, but as I don't want to practice medicine it seems like entirely too much effort just to satisfy my curiosity!
Edited to add And what's with the doctor who said nurses can't flirt with female doctors (as a reason for our supposed hostility)? Has s/he never heard of lesbians, male nurses, or non-sexual flirting?! In any case, buh-lieve me, I don't avoid confrontation with any doctors, regardless of gender, by twisting my hair around a finger and batting my eyes. What does that say about what this doc thinks? Oh, good. I'm working myself into a rage!
Last edit by talaxandra on May 23, '04